Explore

Explore introduces students to a university campus and the opportunity of higher education. For some students Explore is their first engagement with a university for others, who come from feeder primary schools that partner with Compass, it will build on the Discover program.

Explore Uni as they start out high school Year 7 students visit campus with their school and meet with University students and staff who introduce them to the work of a university and provide some insight into their particular field. From caring for and curating rare book collections; training the body and mind using music; preserving historical antiquities; presiding over a moot court; and getting hands on with a sabre students start to understand the scope and scale of opportunity in higher education.

Investig8 Uni year 8 students come together from across all our partner schools and each chooses from a range of elective workshops that best suits his/her strengths and areas of interest.

Activity Name Year Group Broad Aims Description Outcomes

Exploring Uni

Location: On campus

7

Orientation

Links to KLAs/National Curriculum Skills and Capabilities:

- Role Models
- Literacy and Numeracy capabilities
- Questioning and inquiry
- Teamwork

All Year 7 students from Compass partner schools visit the University of Sydney to learn more about the possibilities of higher education.

Students:

- articulate opportunities/options available at university
- define the terms higher education, academic, life long learning TBC
- articulate where they can position themselves in the university environment
- explain why higher education can help them achieve their goals

Investig8 Uni

Location: On campus

8

Explore, experiment and encounter

Links to KLAs/National Curriculum Skills and Capabilities:

- Role Models
- Literacy and Numeracy capabilities
- Information and communication technology
- Goal setting
- Questioning and inquiry
- Teamwork

Year 8 students attend the University of Sydney to participate in hands-on workshops. Each student can choose from a range of elective workshops that best suits his/her strengths and interests.

Students:

- identify a link between interest, studying at a higher education level and career
- recognize that higher education is about options and choices
- articulate self-agency in choosing options"